Caris envisions a world where followers of Christ work for the dignity and welfare of both the woman and the child involved in an unplanned pregnancy; where women are empowered with the support and resources they need to continue their pregnancies, and where abortions are significantly reduced as a result.
The vision of Caris is that through our holistic pregnancy counseling approach, we aspire to be a leader in addressing the cultural, social, spiritual, and economic essentials involved in unplanned pregnancy, ensuring that women and children thrive. We understand that the issue of unplanned pregnancy and abortion is both complicated and nuanced. We daily seek to reflect the heart of God by extending His grace, love, compassion and care to any woman who walks through our door, regardless of her pregnancy decision.
Percentage of women who will have an abortion by age 45
Percentage of women seeking an abortion who already have at least one child
Percentage of abortion seekers who are poor or low income
Number of abortions in Cook County (2018)
Ways to Get Involved
Caris is 100% funded by individual donors and local churches. Your monetary donations fully support the work of this ministry. We are appreciative of every gift. Monthly gifts, however, are especially needed as they help us to better steward our finances.
Caris is always looking for volunteers and staff to join our team. If you are passionate about the work we do and would like to play an active role in helping the ministry to fulfill its mission, click on the link below to find out more about current opportunities.
At Caris, we believe in the power of prayer. If you would like to join our prayer team, where you will get monthly updates on the prayer needs of the ministry, please click on the button below to sign up.
The local church and our individual partners play an active role in helping to sustain the working of the ministry. There are very specific ways that your church and our partners within your church can get involved. Please click on the link below to learn more.